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"Video for me is a way of configuring light,
just as painting is a way of configuring paint.
What you see is simply light patterned in various
ways. For an artist, video is the best light organ
that anyone has ever invented."
Brian Eno

H is for house.

An Eye for Optical Theory

ADSL 2012 Workshop [ TRANSFORMER ]
Artesis University College Antwerp
Christian Fröhlich with Niels Wouters

H is for house. Illustration, 2011.
A View Finder which finally has become a screen – a Transformer. Analogue Photographs: Christopher Ghouse.

Participants of the workshop “H is for house.” received extracts of the script “Curriculum for the Execution of the Drawings at Compton Anstey” from “The Draughtsman’s Contract”, a film by Peter Greenaway. They were asked to use those briefings as a set of rules, an algorithm*, to transform an interior space through a Video Painting.

(*algorithm: a precisely described procedure to solve a problem. It is a self-contained step-by-step set of operations to be performed.)

Video Painting #1

Simon Claessens
Nicolas Debuyst
Julie Jonckheer

Video Painting #2

Jeroen Geys
Vincent Van Baelen
Stijn Rybels

Video Painting #3

Ellen Van Den Brande
Nikola Znaor
Christopher Ghouse

A Set of Rules.

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For Drawing Number 3.

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From 11 o’clock in the
morning until 1 o’clock…

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… the back and
north side of the house…

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… will be kept clear.

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This area…

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… used as a place
for drying linen…

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… will be left as asked
for, on an arrangement…

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… made between the
draughtsman and the laundress…

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… who will take
full responsibility…

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… for the disposition of the linen.

Script (ectracts): The Draughtsman's Contract, Peter Greenaway, 1982

Video Painting #4

Franziska Käuferle
Eline Raaymakers
Liesbeth Donckers

Video Painting #5

Ruud Aerts
Ferdinand Fritz
Thomas Niederberger